Scotland’s second biggest city is to ban all cars in the coming years in an effort to tackle climate change.
Within the next five years, the centre of Glasgow is to become car-free as part of a £30bn plan to make the city carbon-neutral by 2030.
The area will be created by 2026 and will stretch from Hope Street and across George Square, to Cathedral Street in the north and Argyle Street in the south of the city centre.
The move comes as part of Scotland’s wider net-zero target of 2045, which details the plans in its fourth National Planning Framework (NPF).
No major road schemes were identified as national priorities with the document.
Scotland’s planning minister, Tom Arthur, has stressed that the planning framework was “a draft document” and said that government policy “aims to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030”.